Family of man last seen in Ilford make appeal one week after his disappearance: ‘All we want is for our dad to come back to us’

PUBLISHED: 08:05 31 January 2018

Seyed Khan. Photo: Met Police

Seyed Khan. Photo: Met Police


The family of a missing man, last seen in Ilford, have made a heartfelt plea for his safe return.

Seyed Khan, 49, was last sighted at his place of work, A-Z Carpets on High Road, Ilford.

On Wednesday, January 24, at 5pm he left the shop to take a phone call and has not been seen or heard from since.

Mr Khan’s family, and officers, are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare as his disappearance is out of character.

His eldest son, Khalil, said: “My father is a kind and well-respected man - he is much loved by his family and friends.

“We are all in great grief, especially my five-year-old brother - all we want is for our dad to come back to us.”

Mr Khan is Asian, around 5ft 9ins tall, of medium build with short black hair.

At the time of his disappearance, he was wearing blue jeans, a black jacket and grey trainers.

He is known to frequent the Thamesmead, Plumstead, Woolwich and Ilford areas.

The Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command is leading the investigation into his disappearance and is continuing to work closely with colleagues in Greenwich and Redbridge boroughs.

Det Insp Richard Leonard, said someone must have seen Mr Khan.

“It has now been a week since Mr Khan left his place of employment to answer his phone,” he said.

“We would like to speak with whomever placed that call, or anyone who saw where he went.

“His family are desperate for information and I would urge anyone who is yet to speak with officers to come forward.”

For the last two days, police divers have searched a pond in South Park in connection to the incident.

They have not found anything to help them with their investigation so far.

Anyone who has information should call the incident room on 020 8721 4622, via 101 or tweet @MetCC.

To remain anonymous call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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